See "notes" following the table for more information on its contents.
|The Sporting News||3t||734||140||170||145||133||146|
|Street & Smith||5||747||150||168||139||143||147|
|CPA Rankings [Web Site]||6||749||141||170½||144||155||138½|
This page shows the accuracy of preseason magazines' conference predictions for the five-year span 2003-2007 ("the last five years" going into the 2008 season). In order to qualify for either table, a magazine must have been published for every year used in that table.
There is also a "2005-2007 (last three years)" table, and a "1993-2007 (all-time)" table.
Tables with more years have the advantage of having a larger sample of data: a single unusually lucky or unlucky year has less impact on the standings. However, tables with fewer years have the advantage of including more magazines: several of the magazines available today were not published if one goes back far enough.